iBook G4 locking up.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by britishempire, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. britishempire macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2006
    I have a long-running problem with my iBook (G4 1.33Ghz).

    Basically, every so often it locks up and makes repetitive ticking noises as if the HDD is searching for something. Applications freeze and I get the rainbow beachball for up to a few minutes before normal service is resumed.

    Once this happens, it keeps happening on and off until I restart the computer.

    I don't know what triggers the problem, sometimes the iBook will run fine for days or a week with no trouble, then something will set t off again.

    I've tried everything I can think of to fix this short of a full reformat/reinstall.

    I'd like to upgrade to a MacBook soon, but for now I have to live with this... Any ideas?

    If I can't fix it, I'm hoping 10.5 will do the trick...
  2. britishempire thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2006
    I've tried that in the past with no luck... thanks for the advice, though.
  3. Sly macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2003
    Airstrip One
    Make sure everything is backed up, it sounds like the hard drive could be on its way out to me.

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